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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley expansion has revealed its entryway today following the removal of scaffolding.

For the first time we’re seeing the full frontside of Diagon Alley made up of several London buildings connected to one another. On the far left is Kings Cross while on the far right sits Grimmauld Place.

Wizarding World Diagon Alley's waterfront

Click the image above to see it full size!

Several more photos, all taken by @UORBuzz Friday morning, give you closer looks at the buildings…

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Concept art shows that there will be some foliage placed outside of the entryways, and the Knight Bus will sit there too (possibly with shrunken heads who talk to you).

Next week, Universal Orlando will host a webcast where they’re expected to reveal a slew of new details about Diagon Alley. So far we know that the land will include a Gringotts thrill ride, a working Hogwarts Express train, and The Leaky Cauldron restaurant.

In related news, the theme park released a new teaser trailer yesterday which hints at what attractions you can expect to see in the new land. “If you think you’ve seen it all, think again,” the commercial says.

Universal continues to use clips of Diagon Alley’s iconic brick wall magically opening up like it does in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which makes us wonder if they’ve found a way to pull that trick off in real life.

Diagon Alley will open this summer in Orlando, Florida. It is located in Universal Studios, the neighbor of Universal’s Islands of Adventure where Hogsmeade resides.

By the way, did you see this writer’s package from Universal?

  • Emily Bryan

    OMG it looks amazing!! Making meso happy! :D

  • Gavin Walsh

    can’t wait and andrew that’s amazing

  • http://ravenclaw1991.tumblr.com/ ravenclaw1991

    That Gringott’s key is so cool. I’m jealous.

  • Winkyxx

    I. Want. That. Key.

  • Hugo Weasley

    Holy shit this looks to good, I hope the gringotts ride is as good.

  • Liderc

    Wow it’s beautiful.

  • Amir

    Holy hufflepuff they better have those to buy.

  • David Sullivan

    Looking pretty good! I find it interesting that they modelled King’s Cross after the real King’s Cross station, or at least half of it, rather than St. Pancras station which is used in the movies (since it’s next door to King’s Cross but looks considerably more impressive). That Gringotts key is also brilliant, I’m sure they will be available in some fashion at some point given that there seems to be no limit on selling expensive prop replicas for adult fans (judging by the shops at the Studio Tour and the real King’s Cross).

  • PrisonerZero

    Is Grimmauld Place a backdrop or is it gonna be an interactive set that you can walkthrough?

  • A.P.W.B.Dumbledore

    I am so excited. So what would it take for me to get one of those keys? I am willing to do a few not-so-legal things for one haha.

  • Dylan Volpe

    This just made my entire day!!!!

  • Ken Adams

    I was at the WW of HP last year and it was the best time of my life. If it was possible, I would build an apartment over The Three Broomesticks (A man’s gotta eat!) . I cannot wait to go back there for Diagon Alley! :o)

  • Pointandlaugh

    I’m going for my Honeymoon IN July, CANNOT wait

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